Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I was looking at phono postcards from a link at Jess's Metafilter site.

Here were postcards that you could listen to from the early 20th century.
I believe that my dad pressed some of these that were inserted in the backs of books or other promotional materials. They were usually cheaply produced and did not bear much playing.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Kathy Lapan Camera Swap

Bob Immler, Michele Immler and their friend Kathy Lapan stayed with us on Thursday night before attempting their ride around Lake Champlain. Lou Bresee, Tim Parsons and I rode with them up toward the islands. We stopped in Colchester where Lou and I headed back.
From 2009 Bike Rides

Lou took this photo with Kathy's camera, which then wound up in my camera case.

Kathy is a school teacher in Guilford. She developed a curriculum for a one-room schoolhouse.
It turns out that Tim had been a principal in that system in the old days.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bear the Malamute

Bruce Cunningham sent this photo of our old malamute, Bear, taken in 1981. He was a good dog. A bit aggressive, but very sweet with Linda and me. The kids had a more difficult time.

We got him from Manus (now Daniel) and Jill Pinkwater in North Carolina. His parents were Juno and Arnold. Arnold was a beautiful and quirky animal. Once we were taking care of him and he played the 'poor abused malamute' ploy by hiding under the kitchen table and complaining that we were beating the living shit out of him. I grabbed him and took him outside and had a firm discussion about appropriate malamute behavior.

Let me see if I can find a picture of these dogs.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hornpipe at Point Bay Marina, Lake Champlain, Vermont

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A fine Sunday sail with Stu and Corrie Graves.
Point Bay Marina on Thompson's Point, Lake Champlain.
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Morton Men Scan Project

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We brought back a whole bucket of photos to scan for the genealogy project.
These young Morton men are Linda's uncles, Edwin, Donald and Harold.